Terence Blanchard's opera: "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"
In its 138 years, New York's Metropolitan Opera had never staged an opera by a Black composer – until now. The jazz trumpeter talks about his opera, based on Charles Blow's memoir of growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s and '80s.cbsnews.com
Black News Channel reloads with talk focus, morning show
This image released by BNC shows Mike Hill, left, and Sharon Reed posing with Black News Channel president & CEO Princell Hair. The Black News Channel, nearly invisible upon its launch last year, is revamping to take on a new look starting Monday. It is adding a four-hour morning show with Hill and Reed and will be emphasizing commentary and analytical news coverage moving forward. (BNC via AP)NEW YORK – Four hours of morning television is a lot of time to fill, but new Black News Channel hosts Mike Hill and Sharon Reed don't expect to run out of things to say. AdBNC is covering how COVID is affecting the Black community and closely following the start of President Joe Biden's administration, Hair said.
This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 10)
For more info:WASHINGTON: The history of the U.S. Capitol | Watch VideoAs a symbol and an institution, the United States Capitol Building is more than just the seat of our government. For more info:PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, and documentary filmmaker Michael Apted (the "Up" series). NATURE: Elephant sealsThe Emmy Award-winning "CBS Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Play.it.cbsnews.com
Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22
Met General Manager Peter Gelb said additional losses projected at $54 million raise the total for the company to $154 million since the pandemic started. “The earliest we thought we could schedule it was in the 23-24 season,” Gelb said. “Hamlet” stars Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae and Rod Gilfry in a Neil Armfield staging that opens May 13, 2022. Bart Sher’s staging of Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” which opened in Berlin in June 2019, starts Dec. 31, 2021, with Quinn Kelsey. A Simon Stone staging of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” begins April 23, 2022, with Nadine Sierra and Javier Camarena.